expired WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition Portable HD 1TB $69/2TB $99/3TB $169/4TB $179 Delivered @ JB Hi-Fi

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Seems decent prices, especially for the metal editions,see TA's deal here.
Some stock levels are low, so be quick if you are interested.

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  • +2 votes

    good deal nice find

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    What so good bout the metal edition vs normal ones?

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      Better looking and protection.

      • +6 votes

        Better looking yes, but still has a plastic base. Doesn't really feel that much more sturdy.

        • +6 votes

          plastic is actually. better protection if dropped as it absorbed impact …… metal is rigid so passes the shock to the drive…… but yes metal looks soooo much better.
          but yes will get a 2tb for the xbox.

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      For me the big advantage of metal cases is cooling, plastic cases can be ovens for a hard drive under extensive use.

  • +1 vote

    Got 1 thx mate

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    Does anyone know the difference between these two?
    I'm guessing one is a older model

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers-tablets/all-computers--t...

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers-tablets/all-computers--t...

    • +2 votes

      Yup, second one is older model. Used to work for JB HiFi

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        Second link says

        The page you were after lived a good and happy life, but now it is no longer with us. That's ok though, because we have thousands more that are alive and just as great.

    • +1 vote

      the software that comes with the new and old model for back-up is different …

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    Should get one just for tax time purposes

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    Seems most of the metal 2tb s are gone now

  • +1 vote

    Thanks bought 2*2TB, someone beat me to the blue metal one while I was on checkout XD

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      yeah, but you got plastic 2TB instead of metal 1TB ….. would have needed 4x1tb to got the storage of the 2x2tb plastic.
      I would have loved the bling but $ per gb won out … I also got the plastic 2TB

  • +1 vote

    I've been waiting for something to use my gift card on.

  • +1 vote

    If you're just looking for cheap 2tb portable drive combine the code COVFEFE from here https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/310632 with this Toshiba drive from officeworks eBay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322255037723

    Totals $89

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      How do they compare? Is any one superior?

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        Not likely any difference performance wise and just differ how they look. Comes down to brand preference I suppose.

        • -1 vote

          Not to be rude but toshiba hard drives are awful. They are the one I see fail the most by far. Terrible drives.

        • -2 votes

          @krunchymoses: You don't have a large enough sample size to make relevant statements about fail rate.

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          @lostn: I had a feeling someone would chime in like that. Been working with computers for about fifteen years. By far I see more Toshiba fail than any other drive.

          Take whatever you like from that. If you have something to add to the conversation, go for it.

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          @krunchymoses: Unless you have world data, still irrelevant.

          Do you have sales figures of every Toshiba drive vs other brands? Not just failure data, but sales data.

          "Working with computers" does not make you an expert. You haven't specified in what way you work with them. Are you a techie? Do you sell parts? Unless you're a big reseller who has access to data on how much gets returned as well vs how much is sold, you can't make statements worth a damn. All you have is anecdotal evidence.

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          @lostn: You don't get invited to many parties, do you?

          Whatever man. Honestly, this is an ozbargain thread and I am sharing my experiences with the board.

          MY COMMENT IS ANECDOTAL AND IS NOT TO BE TAKEN AS A SCIENTIFIC MEASUREMENT OF RELIABILITY I AM NOT AN EXPERT AND MY STATEMENT IS NOT WORTH A DAMN.

          There. Happy? Get a life mate.

        • -3 votes

          @krunchymoses: You don't get invited to many parties, do you?

          Whatever man. Honestly, this is an ozbargain thread and I am sharing my opinion with the board.

          YOU NEED TO RELAX AND NOT GET MAD AT PEOPLE FOR STATING THAT YOUR OPINION IS NOT FACT UNLESS BACKED UP BY RELEVANT REAL WORLD DATA.

          There. Happy? Get a life mate.

        • +2 votes

          @BradleyDS2: I sometimes forget when I post on OzBargain how anally retentive OzBargainers are. Carry on, nothing to see here.

        • -1 vote

          @krunchymoses: He was right to ask for the evidence upon which you were resting your assertion. It turned out to be anecdotal evidence smaller than my own, let alone some sort of high sample rigorous quantitative data.

          You shouldn't be mad about it. You should be thankful that you have been shown the path as to how to better represent your evidence. It's not that you shouldn't make your claim but merely that you should clearly outline the evidence upon which you make your claim so that we can properly give it the weight it deserves as part of our decision matrix.

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      How did you get $89? Thanks

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      Thought to try out the Toshiba portable drive as well. Thanks for posting the comment here.

  • +1 vote

    Can you shuck these? (Ie extract the drive inside for SATA use)

    Edit: apparently not. USB is soldered

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, I bought a 2tb WD Passport which I've been waiting for with the price reduction. I'm finding hard to trust other brands after reading many negative reports.

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      What sort of negative reports did you read?

    • +7 votes

      considering the number of drives made, a few bad reports are negligible as you can assume not every happy user writes a report.

      The best data seems to come from backblaze ….. a cloud storage provider ….. they have 73,000 drives in their farm and publish failure stats based on brands and age ….. not emotion.

      https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-benchmark-stats-20...

      I always have this idea that the people that write emotional reports are the anit-vaxers who also blog for mamamia ….. "got a note from kindy saying I shouldn't put peanuts in my kids lunch box, how dare they" …… lady could be because kids share food in kindy and some might be allergic to peanuts.

  • +1 vote

    They have same price at MSY for the 1TB version, but you would have to pay shipping for under $100

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    What's the difference between these portable hard drives and the not portable ones (the ones that are bigger and have their own adaptors), besides it's being portable? Any difference in performance or durability?

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      Gosh if you hadn't finished off that sentence after the parenthesis I would have been triggered pretty hard - haha.

      I would think the portable ones are more durable since they're designed to be handled more, but I remember reading somewhere that the non-portable kind are faster.

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    I cant see the metal edition 2 tb. those 2tb listed are just normal plastic edition?

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    Wish I bought the 2TB Xbox version too… I know there is functionally no difference but yeah

  • +1 vote

    if you look under Factory Scoop section on JB Hi-Fi, there are very cheap 4 and 5 TB desktop drives, too. If I remember correctly, $159 for 4, $179 for 5 TB.

    cheap as. add to the post!

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    I think these are only 5400rpm not 7200.
    Slower spin speed means slower transfer rate.

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      Yes, though any "spinning rust" drive compared to an SSD will feel dog slow these days. I buy MyPassports because they're cheap per GB and good for archiving / backups.

      I plug in, start the copy, and walk away (figuratively). If you're waiting for your drive, you need an SSD.

      WD have a SSD version of the MyPassport coming, called imaginatively enough, "My Passport SSD".

      https://www.wdc.com/products/portable-storage/my-passport-ss...

      It's joining Samsung's T3 and SanDisk's Extreme 900. Pricey, but FAST!

  • +1 vote

    Good deal, and my WD 2TB just died two weeks ago.

    Thanks OP

  • +1 vote

    Price Matched in Officeworks for $94.05

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    Did anyone else receive one of the 2Tb metal ones with the Serial Number crossed out with a black marker and a huge red R.A.S. sticker on the base of the box?

    Just wondering why they'd do that!

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      Got my 2tb metal one today, the Serial Number crossed out with a black marker, and a 2TB BLUE wrote on top of the box, but the box is still properly sealed.

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        Thanks for posting. It's weird that they'd black out the serial number. My box was sealed and I can sorta see through the serial number and it matches the one on the hard drive, so I guess it's all good.

        Was just a bit alarmed at the RAS written on a red sticker, stuck to the bottom of the box. It made me question whether it was stock that was returned for some reason.

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